Correlations between clinical/immunological treatment failure and viral load (VL) detected by dried blood spot (DBS) sampling were explored in HIV-1-infected children in Uganda. Of 104 children on combined antiretroviral treatment (cART), 12.5% experienced clinical and/or immunological failure, while 28.8%, 44.2%, and 26.9% had VLs of5,000 copies/ml, respectively. Clinical/immunological failure poorly predicted virological failure.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)